Names of Jesus Advent Calendar

What’s in a Name?

This Names of Jesus Advent Calendar brings the true meaning of the holiday home for the whole family! Purchase your downloadable tutorial on Etsy today.

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A Name is More Than Just a Word

It should come as no surprise that I like words.  I like to look them up in the dictionary, thesaurus and my Bible concordance.  I like to know what they mean and where they originated and how the original language differs from subsequent translations.  Words excite me.

Names are really just words, too.  Only names are even more fascinating because they can identify family heritage and describe a person’s character.  Think of all the different titles you might use to describe yourself….mother, sister, daughter, friend, teacher, artist, chef, Christian, Army Wife.  What do they say about you?  Proverbs tells us that “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. “ Proverbs 22:1  Our character sometimes determines the names we might be called.  Our names categorize us with other like people and we either intentionally or unintentionally become representatives of that group.  So not only should we want to choose a good name for ourselves, we should also strive to be worthy ambassadors for any group or family by whose name we are called.

In the Bible, Jesus is referred to by over 200 different names.  Those names reflect His nature, His position as part of the Trinity, and the work He has done and will do.  He is the Servant, the Son of God and the Sacrifice.  He is the Light of the World, The Son of Man and the Redeemer.  He is Lord, Immanuel, and our Indescribable Gift.  According to Revelation, there is still a name for Jesus we won’t learn until He comes again.  John describes his vision of Christ on a white horse and tells us that, “He also has a name written that no one knew except Himself.”  Revelation 19:12  No matter how we strive to know all we can about His character, the depths of His wisdom and love for us will remain a mystery until we see Him face to face.

It is by His name alone we are saved and it is His name we are to exalt and place our trust in above all others.

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“Nor is there salvation in any other,

for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”  

Acts 4:12

“Oh magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together.”

Psalm 34:3

“And those who know your name will put their trust in You.”  

Psalm 9:10

Advent CalendarI have been searching for an advent calendar that really spoke to me for several years.  Something more meaningful than the little windows with chocolates, but I’ve been unsuccessful until a couple of weeks ago.  Searching online, I had seen several formats for the names of Jesus advent projects – ornaments, strips of paper and chains or bags with small gifts in them representing the different names from the very talented ladies at My Growing Home and I Am Momma Hear Me Roar.  Then I was struck by some inspiration to make an open-backed frame to hang on the wall with numbered cards for each day on one side and different names for Jesus and their bible reference on the opposite side.  So, each day in advent you would reveal another name and learn a little more about the Alpha and Omega.

Create Your Own Names of Jesus Advent Calendar

Combining my crafting skills and my power point skills, I turned it into a workshop at My Messy Desk last Wednesday I had 15 ladies here making their own advent calendars.  And a handful who wanted a takeaway kit so they could make theirs at home.  20 or more ladies interested in learning more about the King of Kings with their families this advent.  What an amazing blessing!

Since this was such a popular craft, I decided to offer the tutorial and the power point presentation that make this project easy to duplicate for any of my friends around the globe as an instant download file on  ETSY.  I hope you will visit my shop and consider taking time to create this heirloom keepsake for your family.

“For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”  

Romans 10:13

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Names of Jesus Advent Calendar

4 thoughts on “What’s in a Name?

  1. This is so creative, inspirational, & well-done!! God bless your efforts & witness to the women around you….thanks for sharing:0)….xo

  2. This is great Liz! And I want to make one of these calendars for my family, too. Do I need to purchase the download?
    Love you!!
    T~

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